Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia

The Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia (Georgian: ქართული საბჭოთა ენციკლოპედია, ქსე) is the first universal encyclopedia in the Georgian language, printed in Tbilisi from 1965, the editor in chief of which was Irakli Abashidze. The encyclopedia consists of 11 alphabetic volumes and a 12th exclusively dedicated to the Georgian SSR, printed in both Georgian and Russian.

Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia
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Book cover, vol. “Georgian SSR”
LanguageGeorgian and Russian
GenreReference encyclopaedia


  • R. Metreveli, Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia, X, p. 483, Tbilisi, 1986

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